CAC: Jan 5, 7:00pm
Planning Board: Jan 8, 7:00pm
Town Board: Jan 15, 7:00pm
CAC: Feb 2, 7:00pm
Planning Board: Feb 5, 7:00pm
Town Board: Feb 19, 7:00pm

Public Notices

Town Board: The Ancram Town Board adopted a new Zoning Law at the November 20, 2014 Town Board meeting. A copy of this Zoning Law is available from the Ancram Town Clerk…  read more

Accepting Applications: The Town of Ancram is accepting applications for the position of Motor Equipment Operator. Applications are available at the office of the Highway Superintendent, 32 Maple Lane Ancramdale NY 12503, 7:00am to 3:00pm.

Town Board: On June 19, 2014, the Ancram Town Board adopted an amendment to the Town Zoning Ordinance to protect the scenic character of ridgelines and steep slopes. The amendment establishes standards…  read more

Town Board: The Ancram Town Board will be making appointments to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Board of Assessment Review at the annual Town Board organizational meeting to be…  read more

Financial Advisory Council: The Ancram Financial Advisory Council (FAC) was established by the Ancram Town Board in 2010 to provide financial analytic support for the Town Board and Town Supervisor, and to provide…  read more

Town Board: The Town Board of the Town of Ancram does hereby give notice that the Regular Town Board meetings will now be held on the Third Thursday of every month. Any changes will be published prior to the meeting.

Previous Public Notices


Holiday Light Extravaganza
Please join the Ancram Youth Commission and the Town of Ancram in celebrating the magic of the holiday season. We would like to hold a friendly competition showcasing Ancram's best holiday decorated houses and landscapes. Judging will be done the week before Christmas by a team of experts lead by Highway Superintendent "Sparkler Jim" MacArthur. Contestants will be notified in advanced of the exact dates, so you can be more...

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Welcome to the website for the Town of Ancram, NY. Please let us know how it is working for you, as we are making ongoing adjustments and revisions. Please send feedback to .

Click here for the Consolidated Zoning Law which was adopted on November 20, 2014:
Final Zoning Law

Click here for a Dog License application.

Click here for a Part Time Resident Dog Registration form.

Click here for the Ancram Natural Resource Conservation Plan Draft.

Adopted Ridgeline and Steep Slope Regs: Click here for material related to the ridgeline and steep slope protection ordinance that was adopted on June 19, 2014.

Click here for 2015 Adopted Budget.

Click here for "Protecting Ancram's Scenic Views", the Town's latest publication, which outlines the common sense guidelines developed by the Zoning Revisions Committee for new construction in Ancram to protect our scenic rural character - especially our ridgelines, steep slopes, and distant views.

Click here for the proposed Unsafe Building Law.

Click here for the 414 Library Tax Disclosure Law.

Click here for the current Ancram Zoning Map.

Click here for town manuals, policies and procedures.

Click here for Heritage Resources Plan.

Click here for for Adopted Zoning Amendments.

Click here for Ancram Budgets.

Click here for Everything You Wanted to Know About Building Permits.

Click here for background materials for Town Board meetings.

Click here for Town Laws.

Click here for the current Property Tax Assessment Roll & Tax Payment Status.

Click here for the Comprehensive Planning Documents & Maps.

Click here for the Town Newsletters.

Click here for the Ancram Directory.

Click here for the Taconic and Pine Plains Central School Districts.

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The name was derived from the Livingston homestead in Anchoram, Scotland. Robert Livingston, first Lord of the Manor was the son of a Scotch clergyman, born in Anchoram, Scotland in 1654. read more →

Town Hall

Construction began on new Ancram Town Hall in 2002, on land donated to the town by Doris and Hal Faber. read more →

Comprehensive Plan

A Comprehensive Plan is the road map that guides a town's decisions related to future growth and development. It is also a process that lets the current residents of Ancram define what they want the future of Ancram to look like, and how they want the Town to develop. read more →